Amid all the self-aggrandizement of celebrity Instagram accounts, a few gems lie within the sprawling social media matrix. One of these treasures comes in the form of actor Chris Pratt. The guy is pretty unique. While other celebrities pout and drape themselves in $50,000 dresses and shoes, Pratt can be found in jeans and a teeshirt, cutting up trees with his boy – an example to us all!
In his recent Instagram posts, Pratt can be seen hanging out with his son, away from all the glitz, glamor and noise of Hollywood.
Jack and I share a moment of appreciation on the last day of this amazing tree’s life. Born in 1837 (the same year as “Wild Bill” Hickok!!!) She lived through the civil war, both world wars, the San Juan Island Pig war and more. Mother Nature struck her down. Now this first generation Douglas Fir will be made into beloved pieces of art, mantles and a table from which my family will enjoy moments and meals for, God willing, many generations. I live for moments like these. #farmlife
“Mother Nature struck her down,” Pratt wrote, pictured alongside a freshly fallen tree at his farm. “Now this first generation Douglas Fir will be made into beloved pieces of art, mantles and a table from which my family will enjoy moments and meals for, God willing, many generations. I live for moments like these. #farmlife”
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Pratt recently revealed to Parade magazine that he is taking some much-needed time off – a six-month break from acting in order to spend some quality time with his family.
“I’ve been on the road for 14 months – I did three movies back to back to back – so I’m taking six months off,” he told the magazine. “I’m taking Jack to Jack’s Beach – which is what we named the little stretch of beach on an island up on the San Juan Islands where we got a place. We’re going to go back to the fort we built about a month and a half ago when we went for a short visit and see if that’s still there. If not, we’re going to build it again.”
Seems like Pratt has got his priorities in order and is seeking to raise his boy right, living the simple #farmlife:
Another extraordinary day at the farm!! Today we cut down this gorgeous old growth Douglas Fir. 181 years old!! She was struck by lightning and her top had begun to rot. So instead of becoming bug food she’ll be made into furniture for my house in LA! We used a chainsaw mill to cut 5” thick x 20’ long slabs which will be shipped to @nickofferman ‘s wood shop in LA where he will Ron Swanson the hell out of it and make me the dopest table in history fit for a family of Vikings!!! #farmlife #KeAkua
Pray for Pratt and his son as they navigate through life together!